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Sulaiman Haqpana is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Education. His research aims to explore the distinctive religious nature of Islamic private schools in the United Kingdom from three major perspectives: Curriculum and pedagogy, Intentions/values and attitudes, and outcomes and effects of such schools. He has been actively involved in private tutoring and is a regular guest lecturer for MSc Education, Power and Social Change at Birkbeck university of London. 

Sulaiman did a BA in 'Global politics and International Relations' at Birkbeck university of London. After his undergraduate studies, he received a scholarship to complete his Master’s degree in Social policy and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is the winner of LSE's 'Richard Titmuss Award' for outstanding dissertation in the MSc in Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations).

His main field of work and study is Social policy and development with a particular focus on Educational policy and research. He has 7 years of professional experience working for United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and International rescue committee (IRC). His involvement in social research and activities, enabled him to get selected as an action partner for Oxfam International Youth Parliament (OIYP-2007) and to attend the International Youth Parliament in Sydney Australia.